Former CFLer charged with assault
By NADIA MOHARIB, QMI Agency
|Joffrey Reynolds during the 2011 training camp at McMahon Stadium on Sunday June 5 2011. (QMI AgencyDARREN MAKOWICHUK)
CALGARY - Former all-star Calgary Stampeders running back Joffrey Reynolds has been charged with assault after an alleged attack on an estranged girlfriend.
Police confirmed they were called to an Eau Claire residence about 4 a.m. Saturday and that a man was charged in relation to a domestic-related attack.
The woman suffered undetermined injuries.
While police would not confirm his name, a source identified the accused as Joffrey Reynolds.
He is set to appear in provincial court on Monday facing charges of assault and house break-and-enter.
Reynolds is the Stampeders all-time leading rusher with 9,213 yards.
The 32-year-old from Tyler, Texas, joined the Stampeders in 2004 after stints with the NFLís St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants.
The 2008 CFL rushing leader won a Grey Cup with the team that same season. He also surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in six consecutive seasons.
He was a six-time CFL West Division all-star and four-time member of the CFL all-star team.
However, his production diminished in 2011, and he was eventually replaced by Jon Cornish. Reynolds was released Jan. 23.
ó with files from Randy Sportak